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NAND flash suppliers consider hiking prices

Sep 20, 01:35

The world's top-4 NAND flash chip suppliers, Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, SanDisk and SK Hynix, are expected to hike their product prices due to strong demand for flash memory chips...

Spansion expands serial flash memory portfolio

Sep 19, 10:31

Spansion has announced production of a new low-density serial flash memory family to expand its product portfolio and address additional applications in the consumer segment and in...

Spansion FL serial flash family features densities from 4Mb up to 1Gb

NAND flash demand likely to pick up in September-October

Sep 11, 13:16

Most NAND flash device makers posted flat performance in August, but makers believe sales of new iPhones as well as other new smartphones, tablet PCs and ultrabooks will stir up demand...

Macronix August sales up, Winbond down

Sep 11, 02:15

NOR flash memory suppliers Macronix International and Winbond Electronics have reported mixed revenue results for August 2012.

Taiwan NOR flash makers reportedly cut into supply chain for iPhones

Sep 4, 01:15

Macronix International and Winbond Electronics have both grabbed NOR flash memory orders for the next iPhone, which will be announced in mid-September, according to sources within...

Apple expected to announce next-generation iPhone in mid-September

NAND flash prices stable on supply cuts

Aug 21, 01:40

Major suppliers of NAND flash memory have moved to cut back their production, allowing the chip prices to be kept steady recently, according to industry sources.. The price stability...

TSMC unveils 100MHz access speed embedded flash IP

Aug 17, 14:11

TSMC has unveiled what it claims is the foundry segment's first 100MHz flash memory single-cycle access speed 90nm embedded flash IP targeting a wide range of automotive, communications...

Samsung, Hynix reportedly to scale down flash production

Aug 7, 01:45

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will join rival Toshiba in scaling down production at their NAND flash plants to align the fall in demand with supply, according to industry source...

Intel to develop new SSD specs for ultrabooks

Aug 3, 15:29

Intel is looking to unify specifications for mSATA SSDs targeted at ultrabook applications, and is seeking cooperation with PC vendors and NAND flash companies. Details regarding...

NAND flash prices begin bouncing back

Aug 1, 14:12

Toshiba's recent move to scale down its output for NAND flash chips has pushed up contract prices for the memory recently, despite that demand remains sluggish, according to industry...

Toshiba cuts NAND flash production 30%

Jul 25, 15:36

Toshiba has announced an adjustment to production of NAND flash memory at its Yokkaichi Operation plant (Mie Prefecture, Japan), which would cut its overall NAND-chip production by...

NAND flash makers worried about possible delay of new iPhone

Jul 18, 13:43

Recent speculation that the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone could be delayed is drawing concerns from NAND flash chipmakers over the strength of demand in the second half...

NAND flash contract prices stabilize

Jul 17, 01:35

Contract prices for NAND flash memory have stopped falling to reflect a healthier supply-demand balance. The price stabilizing is as a result of major producers' slowdown in chip...

NOR flash makers find new growth areas to compensate for slowing sales in cellphones, says IHS

Jul 16, 10:49

NOR flash memory sales growth may be tapering off in mobile handsets and smartphones, but lucrative embedded applications in the tablet, automotive and industrial markets are picking...

Winbond, Macronix post mixed June results

Jul 10, 01:30

Winbond Electronics has reported flat sequential growth in June revenues, while fellow NOR flash company Macronix International saw its June sales slip 4.8% on month.

Samsung, Toshiba consider slowing capacity expansion to hold NAND flash prices

Jul 6, 02:00

Samsung Electronics and Toshiba reportedly are mulling plans to decelerate capacity expansion at their 12-inch fabs in order to stop NAND chip prices from falling further, according...

NAND flash contract prices expected to become steady in July

Jul 4, 01:30

Contract prices for NAND flash, having continually fallen for more than six months, and dropping 3-5% in the first and second halves of June, are expected to become steady in July,...

NAND flash contract prices fall 2-5% in 1H June, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 20, 15:46

Early June contract prices for NAND flash memory fell 2-5%, according to DRAMeXchange. The continued downward trend reflects ongoing sluggish demand for flash memory cards and USB...

Winbond remains focused on niche-market DRAM, NOR flash

Jun 19, 01:00

Winbond Electronics is looking to balance the development of its niche-market DRAM and NOR flash product lines by raising the sales ratio for the latter to be equal to that for the...

SK Hynix establishes flash R&D center in Europe

Jun 12, 10:02

SK Hynix has established a R&D center in Italy, according to the South Korean memory chip manufacturer. The R&D center, engaged in the development of NAND flash memory, held...

Supply chain players hoping for a NAND flash rebound in the third quarter

Jun 5, 11:49

NAND flash contract prices dropped by nearly 15% in early May and fell by 5-10% at the end of May. In view of the sluggish prices, players in the supply chain hope that NAND flash...

Etron offers low-cost USB 3.0 flash drive controller

Jun 5, 11:29

IC design house Etron Technology has launched EV166T, a single-channel TLC (triple-level cell)-supporting USB 3.0 flash drive controller IC that costs only US$0.50 more than a comparable...

NAND flash demand still disappointing, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 1, 12:05

Demand for NAND flash memory has been a disappointment thus far in 2012, according to DRAMeXchange. Total NAND bit shipments for the second quarter are likely to fall about 5% sequentially,...

Alcor Micro to offer USB 3.0 flash drive controller ICs

May 30, 01:30

Alcor Micro, a Taiwan-based design house of controller ICs used in input/output, multimedia and storage devices, will in June 2012 offer USB 3.0 controller ICs for use in flash drives...

Oslux unveils LED for camera flash

May 24, 15:56

Opto Semiconductors has added a new LED to its Oslux family that is specifically designed for camera flash in smartphones, providing white light that illuminates a specified target...

NAND flash prices hope for rebound in 3Q12

May 24, 14:21

While contract prices for NAND flash have continually dropped due to oversupply arising from weak demand, prices may rebound in the third quarter of 2012 if traditional peak demand...

NAND flash controller designers post mixed earnings results in 1Q12

May 3, 01:10

Major suppliers of NAND flash device controller ICs have reported mixed earnings results for the first quarter of 2012, showing their diverse capabilities in making a smooth transition...

Micron and Hynix close gap on NAND flash market leaders in 4Q11, IHS says

May 2, 11:31

Solid manufacturing and strong pricing allowed Micron Technology and Hynix Semiconductor to post strong performances in the global NAND flash business in the fourth quarter of 2011,...

NAND flash to be main driver for 18-inch wafers, says Gudeng chairman

Apr 27, 16:41

NAND flash, especially SSDs, will be the largest application for 18-inch silicon wafers in the future, CEO and chairman Bill Chiu of Gudeng Precision Industrial said at an April 26...

Winbond shifting specialty DRAM to 46nm, NOR flash to 58nm

Apr 26, 15:16

Winbond Electronics, a Taiwan-based maker of memory products, has been shifting production of specialty DRAM to 46nm process and NOR flash to 58nm, the company told an investors conference...

Macronix swings to loss in 1Q12

Apr 26, 12:22

Macronix International swung to net losses of NT$1.09 billion (US$37 million) in the first quarter of 2012 from profits in the prior quarter and a year ago. The maker of NOR flash...

Global NAND flash revenues to grow 8% in 2012, says IHS

Apr 20, 10:40

The NAND flash memory market is expected to achieve 8% growth in 2012 thanks to major sales drivers, including solid-state-drive (SSD) equipped ultrabooks, according to IHS iSuppli...

Alcor Micro to launch controller chips for USB 3.0 flash drives, eMMC devices

Apr 20, 01:15

Alcor Micro is scheduled to launch its first USB 3.0 flash drive controller in June, and will expand its offering to include chips for eMMC devices in the second half of 2012, according...

NAND flash prices continue to fall

Apr 20, 01:00

NAND flash contract prices continued their downward trend in early April, due to low demand visibility, according to industry sources. Prices are set to fall throughout the second...

Demand for flash drives and cards being sluggish

PTI seeing orders for NAND flash pick up

Apr 16, 14:33

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) expects sales of its NAND flash memory products to grow and contribute to sequential revenue growth in the second quarter of...

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  • Samsung+1TB+mSATA+SSD

    Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD

    Samsung Electronics has launched its 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including a one terabyte (TB) version. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • SK+Hynix+16nm+64Gb+MLC+NAND

    SK Hynix 16nm 64Gb MLC NAND

    SK Hynix has started full-scale mass production of 16nm 64-gigabit (Gb) MLC NAND flash chips, according to the South Korea-based memory chipmaker. SK Hynix entered mass production...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

  • New+Toshiba+embedded+NAND+flash+memory+modules

    New Toshiba embedded NAND flash memory modules

    Toshiba has launched new embedded NAND flash memory modules integrating NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second-generation process technology. The module is fully compliant with the...

    Photo: Company, Nov 11.

  • Samsung+3D+V%2DNAND+SSD

    Samsung 3D V-NAND SSD

    Samsung Electronics has introduced a solid state drive (SSD) based on its 3D V-NAND technology. The new SSD, unveiled during a keynote at the Flash Memory Summit 2013 in California,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 19.

  • Micron+16nm+flash+die

    Micron 16nm flash die

    Micron Technology has announced the sampling of its 16nm, 128Gb MLC NAND flash memory devices, designed for applications like SSDs, USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, ultra-thin...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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